Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Schwan’s Corporate Giving Foundation announces grants to help youth

Dec. 3, 2019 — In support of hunger, youth and community, Schwan’s Corporate Giving Foundation recently announced two new grants: one to Bolder Options, of Minneapolis, Minnesota; and the other to Citizens League, of St. Paul, Minnesota. Additionally, the foundation delivered its first payment to Youth Farm as part of its two-year $150,000 grant.

The grants were offered as part of the foundation’s efforts to support communities in which large numbers of Schwan’s subsidiary employees live and work. The foundation is committed to helping with hunger, youth and basic community needs.

Bolder Options will receive a $34,325 grant over two years in support of its mission of teaching youth to succeed in all of life’s races. The non-profit organization is committed to building a community of caring relationships among youth. The grant will support the organization’s “Career Bootcamp,” which is a pilot program for youth ages 14 to 18 years old. The program focuses on career development and steps for obtaining summer employment.

Citizens League will receive a $5,000 grant to help with its Capital Pathways program that serves 35 college students of color each year. The program includes professional development and legislative training that teaches job skills, builds leadership capacity and helps expand an individual's network and career prospects. Capital Pathways’ program goals include increasing leadership, knowledge, career exposure, professional connections and more.

Additionally, Youth Farm will receive the first payment of its two-year grant of $150,000. The grant supports a combination of general operating and program support to launch Youth Farms’ North Minneapolis Greenhouse and Social Entrepreneurship program expansion. This operational and program support will allow for organization growth, needed expansion of youth leadership and quality employment in North Minneapolis.

Schwan’s Corporate Giving Foundation is an independent 501(c)(3) charitable organization focused on efforts to end hunger, promote youth education and leadership development, and provide essential services that advance the health of the communities where employees of subsidiaries of Schwan’s Company live and work. The foundation is headquartered in Marshall, Minnesota.

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